This unique journey takes you to the mountains of eastern Antioquia. The valley of San Francisco with its pristine rivers and sub-tropical climate, has the perfect conditions for growing cacao. In this region affected by the internal armed conflict some years ago, the United Nations started a cocoa production project that allows local farmers to have a sustainable income and an encouraging future. Visit a community project to learn more about cocoa, its plantations and the process of making handmade chocolate. The cooperative is led by a group of women in the region and combines sustainable agriculture and the conservation of endemic tropical forests in the region. Here you can support the community project, learn to protect a fragile ecosystem, and enjoy the clear waters of the Pailania Waterfall.

DURATION: Approximately ten hours

NOTE: The tour is not recommended for people with limited physical ability as the hike down to the river is steep.